Hapoel Be'er-Sheeva 0 - Southampton 0: Saints unable to break through in bore draw
Despite scoring five times in four games, Austin did not make the 2,300 mile journey to the Negev desert.
Without their talisman in attack, Saints could only muster one meaningful shot on target as their four-match winning run came to an end.
Puel also left captain Jose Fonte, England defender Ryan Bertrand and midfielder Steven Davis at home.
The Frenchman, who has now made THIRTY SEVEN changes to his line-up in the last five games, said: “I think it is a good point. When you can’t take three points one is good.
“I think it was a good result because we played against a good team tonight.... read more
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